Hairy Hettie

The Highland Cow Who Needs a Haircut!

Illustrated by Jo Allan; Polly Lawson

Price:
£6.99
Availability:
Available to buy

Quick Look

When blackbirds, butterflies, a squirrel and a hare decide to make their homes in Hettie the Highland Cow's long hair, it might be time for a haircut.

Format:
paperback
Size:
254 x 210 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Kelpies
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 2 to 6 years
Extent:
24 pages
ISBN:
9780863158711
Publication date:
26 Apr 2012
Series:
Picture Kelpies

Description

Hettie the Highland cow has lots of hair to keep her warm and cosy. But other animals want to be cosy too... In springtime two blackbirds stop by and build their nest in Hettie's hair. She's a cow not a hedge!

In summertime some butterflies lay their eggs in Hettie's fur, which grow into wriggling caterpillars. In autumn a squirrel burrows in to hibernate. And in winter a mountain hare hops aboard too! Poor Hettie. She's a cow, not a hairy hotel! It might be time for a haircut...

The second story about loveable Hettie the Highland cow takes us through the seasons in Scotland. This charming, funny story is brought to life by Jo Allan's lively illustrations.

Reviews

'Charming and funny, not only is it a story showing the importance of tolerance and friendship but it also provides a lesson in seasons too. The text is brought to life by Jo Allan's lively illustrations.'
-- Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids

Author

Jo Allan grew up on the east coast of Scotland and has been drawing since she can remember. She studied at Telford College in Edinburgh and loves to create humorous characters. She has worked on commissions for Edinburgh Council, The Forestry Commission and the Royal Botanic Gardens. She illustrated a book of the Gaelic alphabet, which won the Best Children's Book of the Year in the Gaelic Literacy Awards 2004. She has also worked as a florist and now runs her own dog-walking business.

Media

Hairy Hettie is in Floris Books' range of Picture Kelpie Scottish children's picture books. Parents of young children might also enjoy the dedicated Picture Kelpies website. Download and print out games, colouring and jokes for your children based on Picture Kelpie favourites, and find out more about these quality Scottish picture books to enjoy together.

Links

Don't miss the first Hettie the Highland Cow story:
Hungry Hettie by Jo Allan

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